Founded in 1898, The Woman's Club of Cranbury was federated in 1922 with the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs, the largest volunteer women's service organization in the state. Through membership in the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the state chapter provides its local clubs with opportunities for leadership training, education and community service. The Woman's Club of Cranbury is one of twenty-nine clubs in the College District.
Members of the Woman's Club of Cranbury generally join one or more departments, which meet monthly. Current departments focus on activities related to:
The Woman's Club of Cranbury--what thoughts and memories float through my mind when I say those words--words that have infinite meaning! I picture friends, friendships begun in and nurtured by the Woman's Club, friends with whom we have laughed, chatted, planned, worked, sympathized, dreamed, and had fun with! I am touched when I realize the many Cranbury young people who have furthered their education, thanks to our scholarships, and now those scholarships are also enabling women to pursue interrupted studies. I picture the Cranburyites and visitors whose hearts have been lifted by the beauty of the flowers and greens regularly planted in the barrels--barrels placed around town many years ago by the Woman's Club. I am gratified when I review the little and big blessings performed for the sick, the needy, the elderly, and the military. I am impressed by the personal growth many have experienced as they have found themselves in leadership positions. I smile when I observe the happy celebration at the annual Christmas tree lighting. I am thrilled when I enumerate the many, many books--serious, entertaining, and international--that have been read and then discussed in a group. I sense the personal warmth we have felt as together we have been entertained and informed at both our general and department meetings! And my mind reverts to the Cranbury Reading Group, formed over 100 years ago, and its evolvement into this segment of a national organization that has made a vital contribution to our country--The General Federation of Women's Clubs. What a privilege to be part of it!